“This new knowledge of the galaxies is exhilirating and terrifying, beautiful and dreadful… The Hubble Deep Field photo opens us to a cosmos of capacious grandeur — a universe of 50 billion galaxies blowing like snowflakes in a cosmic storm… The fourteenth-century mystic Julian of Norwich asked, ‘What is the use of praying if God does not answer?’ In that wonderful image of more than 1,000 galaxies caught by a magnificent instrument lofted into space by a questioning creature, God answers.”

-Chet Raymo, Skeptics and True Believers
taken from The Hand of God

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